Huskies have strong finishing kick
Updated: June 2, 2011 8:44PM
When the Sun-Times began its weekly girls soccer rankings for 2011, Naperville North was among the “others” receiving votes.
After three weeks at that level, the Huskies earned a No. 10 rating in week four only to drop back the next week and then fall out of the poll the week after. Two weeks ago, North was back and thanks to its 1-0 upset of then unbeaten and season-long top-rated Neuqua Valley, the Huskies rose to the No. 7 slot for this week.
Tuesday’s 2-1 supersectional triumph over York not only landed coach Brent Terada’s crew in the Class 3A Final Four, but should assure North of finishing the year in the Top 10. Neuqua Valley retained its respect as evidenced by a No. 2 ranking while two other area programs can also be found on the latest list with Waubonsie Valley 10th and Naperville Central among the “others.”
Beacon-News schools were well represented when it came to postseason recognition within their respective leagues.
All-DuPage Valley Conference: West Aurora — Jessica Saffell Jr. M.
All-Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division: East Aurora — Noelia Reyes Fr. M-F; Metea Valley — Megan Geldernick So. GK, Jenna Kentgen Fr. F, Alexis McKay Jr. D; Waubonsie Valley — Jordan Myers Sr. GK, Jenna Romano So. M, Kerri Skotnicki Sr. M, Mary Wright Sr. D.
All-Upstate Eight Conference River Division: Batavia — Hannah Schweigert Sr. D, Alex Hanna Jr. M; Geneva — Catherine Allon Jr. M, Victoria Fortney Sr. GK, Caitrin Griffin Jr. D, Amanda Lulek So. F, Annie Waldoch Fr. D.
All-Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference: Kaneland — Emily Heimerdinger Sr. F, Sophia Blank Sr. F, Amy Fabrizius Sr. D, Sam Wantuch Sr. D; Yorkville — Michelle Fabricino Sr. F, Brittany Straznickas So. M.
All-Suburban Christian Conference: Aurora Central — Emily Blaser Jr. M-F, Sam Cowles Sr. F-M; Rosary — Courtney Bila Jr. D, Lauren Frasca, Fr. GK.
All-Northeast Athletic Conference: IMSA — Alexandra Smick Sr. M-F, Julianne Crawford Jr. F, Connor Kash So. D-M.
All-Southwest Prairie Conference: Oswego — Lisa Bajkowski Sr. F-M, Cathy Tram Sr. M, Cindi Chavez Sr. M, Erin Apolzan Jr. M-F; Oswego East — Carli Schlaker Jr. M, Anida Phetchanpheng So. D, Victoria Pecci So. D-M, Katie Ross Jr. F.
All-Interstate Eight Conference: Plano —Taylor Beal Sr. GK.